Noctua NF-P14 FLX Fan
Andy Ruffell / 9 years ago
The box itself is quite standard and is just a touch larger than the product itself. It is roughly 18cm*15cm*3.5cm (L*W*D). The design is quite similar to other Noctua products, using the white box and then black and a dark blue colour scheme although the Noctua logo is in a lovely coloured brown. From the front, we see a very small window giving some insight in to the design of the fan as well as a list of the main features which sound quite impressive: Vortex-Control-Notches’, for instance.
On the back of the box are these features from the front explained, the explanations unfortunately don’t tell you too much more about the product but try and prove to you they know what they are talking about. There is also a blurb about the product in 7 different languages as well a useful table and specifications. However, this back page can be opened up to reveal some more in depth features and explanations of all the features with some nice pictures. This is Noctua trying to show off the technologies that have been incorporated in this fan although this only expands on the features listed on the front of the box itself.
The sides of the box are hardly used as they are quite small and only remind you of the impressive 6-year warranty and the dimensions of the fan.
There are some nice added accessories that come with the NF-P14 FLX fan.
- 1* Noctua NF-P14 FLX Fan
- 1* Ultra-Low-Noise-Adaptor
- 1*3:4-pin Adaptor
- Vibration Compensators
- Fan Screws
- Adaptors for 140mm Mounting
Taking a look at the extras that come with this fan and one of the most important additions is the adaptors that allow you to run the fan at 3 different speeds without using a costly fan speed controller. They consist of 2 different adaptors, they are both 3-pin to 3-pin adaptors but one is blue and the other is black. The black connector is the Low-Noise-Adaptor which limits the fan speed to 900 RPM which should give maximum noise output as 13.2 dB(A) whereas the blue connector is the Ultra-Low-Noise-Adaptor which limits the fan speed to 750 RPM at a very quiet 10.1 dB(A)! This is a very sensible idea as it means with just a small cable you can preset the speed and loudness of the fan that you want to run. As it is a huge 140mm fan I personally doubt you really need this fan to run at full speed but if you did you just don’t plug any adaptors in at all.
There is also of course the more standard 3:4-pin adaptor allowing you to just plug straight into a Power Supply Molex connector.
There are also both fan screws and adaptors so you can mount to a 140mm fan chassis space. The chances of having a case with the screw whole spaces designed for the 140mm fan size is quite frankly rare but they are at least making sure it fits as many cases as possible. There are also the vibration compensators’, which are the best way to secure your fan to the case and also the easiest, as these just pull straight through and have an inbuilt rubber washer. These vibration compensators can also be removed very easily, allowing the fan to be removed in a matter of seconds.